BDK Essentials Mixed Movement Arts Camp with Cameron Shayne and Melayne Shayne

July 7 and 8, 2018

3 Options:

Full Workshop $250 (Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. Includes lunch and snacks)

One Day Workshop $125 (Saturday or Sunday 10am-6pm. Includes lunch and snacks)

Single Session $55 (Includes snacks)

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We're excited to welcome the renowned Budokon creator, Cameron Shayne, and Movement Artist, Melayne Shayne, back to Charlotte for our BDK Essentials 2 Day Mixed Movement Camp on Saturday, July 7 through Sunday, July 8 (9am-6pm both days) at Budokon Academy Charlotte. Cameron and Melayne have designed a 2-day program integrating Yoga, Martial Arts, Calisthenics, Animal Locomotion, Meditation and Mind Science designed to challenge, transform and inspire you. Budokon camps are incredible hot beds of ideas and creativity where we share the latest movement innovations and technology.



A Budokon mixed movement artist studies Yoga, Martial Arts, Calisthenics and Animal Locomotion. During this class we will introduce you to the innovative yogic, martial, and animal locomotive transitions that have made Budokon one of the most renowned and influential movement systems in the world. Our signature yoga postures develop joint mobility, while the martial arts transitions cultivate muscular integrity. Both are complimented by the tensegrity and agility of primal animal locomotion. The result is a grounded, graceful and agile movement artist. 

LUNCH AND MIND SCIENCE (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

SESSION 2 -  THE MOBILE MOVER (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Join Melayne Shayne for a deep exploration of hip, spine and shoulder mobility. Connecting the pelvic and shoulder girdles by awakening the spine is the foundational work for agile and integrated movement patterns and chains. In this workshop, we will explore movement through primal quadrupedal animal locomotion, distinct martial arts and yogic transitions, as well as flexibility and mobility techniques that will change the way you understand and embody movement. Socks & long sleeve shirt suggested to cover skin for smoother floor transition. 

SESSION 3 - THE MARTIAL ARTIST (4:00pm - 6:00 pm)

This Budokon mixed martial arts workshop focuses on technical striking and grappling concepts from our system used for both self-defense and competition. The striking focus of the BDK style is a slow steady repetition of combinations that create continuous circles, head movement and unpredictable striking angles. Our grappling techniques will focus on open guard defense, helping you to develop a defense against anyone trying to attack or control you on the ground. This workshop is ideal for beginner and advanced students of martial arts.


SESSION 4  - BDK YOGA (10:00am - 12:30pm)

Learn how Budokon combines martial arts and yogic principals taught in the tradition of Budokon. As Warriors, we cultivate the courage and heart to change what we can. As Yogis, we cultivate an understanding and acceptance of what we cannot. As Humans, we learn to discern the difference between the two. Through Budokon, we learn to hold space for long lasting love as yogis, warriors and human beings. During this workshop Cameron and Melayne will guide you through a flow of the Budokon Yoga Primary and 2nd Series, combining strong and circular sequences of asanas, martial arts transitions, zen meditation and restorative poses to increase your muscular strength, flexibility, concentration, and the cultivation of pure witness state.

LUNCH AND MIND SCIENCE (12:30pm - 3:00pm)


The first thing to understand about movement is that it defines and shapes our very existence. Rather than "I think therefore I am," it is more accurate to say, "I move therefore I am." Animal locomotion is the study of quadrupedal movement patterns of animals, which can be explored through human locomotion. When we as humans closely examine the origins of our own movement patterns as quadrupeds, we better understand the urgency for us to return to using all four limbs to move. By illuminating the lost relationship between human and evolutionary movement patterns, we awaken to our true movement intelligence.